Tag - Kuba Raffia

Kuba Over Skirt – Barkcloth – DR Congo

1970'-1980'. Raffia vinifera fibers and bark. Approximately cm. 55,0 x cm. 160,0  (21.65" x 62.99"). Excellent conditions, rare item. This bark cloth is made by beating a layer just under the bark until it's not thin and pliableis and is the central area of the long prom dresses for decoration and added prestige. This piece is...

Large Kuba Raffia Skirt – NGONGO – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 60,0 x 600,0 (2 x 20 Ft). Elegant and important fabric; chequered patterns represent the interaction of opposites (male-female, day and night, and so on). The length and the elegance of the skirt measure the prestige of the owner. These tissues were also...

Kuba Raffia – SHOOWA – Kasai Velvet – DR CongoKuba Raffia – SHOOWA – Kasai Velvet – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 120 x 64 (47.2 x 25.1 inches). The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics made ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera by a long and complex process that includes the participation of men, women and children belonging...

Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR CongoKuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 58 x 152 (22.8 x 59.8 inches). The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics made ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera by a long and complex process that includes the participation of men, women and children belonging...